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The Turkish company Pugedon has recently introduced a vending machine that’s an innovative way to help both the environment and our furry friends. It releases food for the city’s stray dogs and cats every time a plastic bottle is deposited, and it allows people to empty their water bottles for the animals as well.
This wonderful service operates at no charge to the city because the recycled plastic pays for the cost of food. So, with a little financial investment, the simple machines do a lot of good. They provide a steady source of sustenance to the animals, many of which rely on caring residents to regularly feed them. It also encourages people to make a habit of recycling and help conserve our environment for future generations.
Put these everywhere
can we all take a moment to appreciate that this man is charging into battle with a fucking fish
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
Informal infographic depicting evolution
This is definitely on my list of favorite quotes. If anyone ever asks me “What if you’re wrong?” or tries to argue Pascal’s Wager with me, I will present them with this.
Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)
What Is ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease)?
Through the power of social media, the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” has brought massive attention to an often times overlooked but devastating disease. Understanding ALS and increasing its awareness can be just as invaluable as donations towards finding a cure.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It affects the neurons which control voluntary movements and is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases.
The top image shows a normal neuron and muscle interface alongside an afflicted neuron. Nerve degeneration and restricted production of the neurotransmitter Dopamine causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to lose their connection to muscle fibers throughout the body. When muscles can no longer be stimulated, they become progressively weaker and inactive.
This debilitating disease is characterized by rapidly progressive weakness, muscle atrophy, twitching, spasticity, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and difficulty breathing (dyspnea).
ALS does not affect involuntary muscles (such as the heart or smooth muscles), a person’s senses (taste, touch, sight, smell and hearing), or their ability to think. Since there is no cure, most treatment can only slow down the progression of the disease and provide supportive care for the individual.
Learn more by visiting the ALS Association: www.alsa.org
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I am so fucking jealous of you. But I see what you don’t have is a dalek! Now that’s what I want, a little remote control dalek to torment my cats with.
Oh, ah, well, now…
See, ‘cause Daleks are action figures to me, not props. For some reason they’re two different things in my brain. Otherwise I would have been forced to admit to the some hundreds of Transformers, a portion of which can be seen under the Doctor Who set.
Don’t have a remote control one, though. That would be an awesome thing for cats!
Here’s my cat being utterly confused by a remote control Dalek. :)
Unfortunately the Dalek spends most of its time resting on a shelf, as it requires a gazillion batteries to operate and eats through them rather quickly.
All I can think of now is a Dalek going “THIS LOOK LIKE A JOB FOR CON-FUSE-A-CAAAAAAT!!”